Youtube now offers select ad-supported movies for free
In October, YouTube opened up a new realm of movie watching possibilities, but no one knew about it until this weekend
Classic films like Legally Blonde and Rocky are now available for free on YouTube - as long as the viewer is okay with watching a few ads. Rohit Dhawan, the director of product management at YouTube, said that they are offering these movies based on user demand. The feature was released in October, but YouTube kept quiet about it - Dhawan finally confirmed it this weekend.
For a while now, people have been able to rent movies on YouTube for relatively cheap, but as an alternative to having to pay even a dime, now there are select classic films that are available for free. Most of these films were made available thanks to partnerships with Hollywood studios. Some of the movies available include Legally Blonde and Legally Blonde 2, the Rocky movies, Pink Panther films, The Terminator, All Dogs go to Heaven and The Man in the Iron Mask.
According to Dhawan, there might even be a way for advertisers to pay to sponsor specific movies which would give users exclusive screenings and ads catered specifically towards them. What do you think about YouTube's new free movie feature? Let us know in the comments section below and be sure to subscribe to The Sitch for more YouTube news and other entertaining reads.